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Table 5 Heirachical multivariate logistic regression to assess factors associated with parenting confidence 1

From: Beyond the hospital door: a retrospective, cohort study of associations between birthing in the public or private sector and women’s postpartum care

  Step 22 Step 33 Step 44
  AOR 99%CI AOR 99%CI AOR 99%CI
Sector of birth facility       
Private facility 1   1   1  
Public facility 1.33 1.12-1.59*** 1.17 0.92-1.47 1.16 0.91-1.48
Length of hospital stay       
<24 hours -   1.20 0.85-1.69 1.21 0.86-1.71
1-2 nights -   1   1  
3-4 nights -   0.73 0.60-0.90*** 0.73 0.59-0.89***
5+ nights -   0.65 0.50-0.83*** 0.64 0.50-0.83***
Telephoned by a care provider     
No -   1   1  
Yes -   1.04 0.88-1.23 1.04 0.88-1.24
Visited at home by a care provider     
No -   1   1  
Yes -   0.87 0.71-1.06 0.84 0.69-1.03
Access to contact for 24 hour support      
No -   1   1  
Yes -   1.33 1.07-1.64*** 1.34 1.08-1.65***
Visited a nurse/midwife       
No -   -   1  
Yes -   -   0.80 0.66-0.98**
Visited a GP       
No -   -   1  
Yes -   -   1.01 0.86-1.20
  1. **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. 1Step 1(not shown) simultaneously adjusted for age, parity, level of education, country of birth, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identification, and area of residence.
  3. 2Step 2 adjusted for sector of birth.
  4. 3Step 3 adjusted for initiatives proactively delivered by health services (length of hospital stay, being telephoned by a care provider, visited at home by a care provider and being given contact details of someone to contact at any time).
  5. 4Step 4 adjusted for initiatives undertaken by women (visiting a midwife or nurse and visiting a GP).